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OUR RESIDENT EDITORS
Leah Bobet is a Canadian writer of literary science fiction and fantasy with a love for mythic prose and an obsession with the secret hearts of cities. She drinks tea, wears feathers in her hair, and plants gardens in back alleys. She is the author of the novel Above.
Jeanne is a writer, editor, scientist, and teacher. She began her professional life as an astrophysicist and mathematician, teaching astronomy at Michigan State University and Cornell University, and working in the Astronaut Training Division at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Her love of science fiction led her to earn her MFA in creative writing and begin a career in publishing, becoming a senior editor at Dell Publishing, where she created and launched the Abyss imprint of psychological horror, for which she won the World Fantasy Award, and the Cutting Edge imprint of literary fiction. She also ran the science fiction/fantasy publishing program. She edited numerous award-winning and best-selling authors and gained a reputation for discovering and nurturing new writers.
Former film critic and teacher turned award-winning horror author Gemma Files is probably best known for her Weird Western Hexslinger series (A Book of Tongues, A Rope of Thorns, and A Tree of Bones, all from ChiZine Publications). She has also published two collections of short stories (Kissing Carrion and The Worm in Every Heart, both Wildside Press) and two chapbooks of poetry. Recent and upcoming work can be found in Clockwork Phoenix 4 (Mythic Delirium), Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Three-Lobed Burning Eye, and The Grimscribe's Puppets, a tribute to the work of Thomas Ligotti (Miskatonic River Press). She is currently hard at work on a fourth novel.
Judith Tarr's first novel, The Isle of Glass, a medieval fantasy, appeared in 1985. Her most recent novel, Forgotten Suns, a space opera, was published by Book View Café in 2015, and she’s currently completing a sequel. In between, she’s written historicals and historical fantasies and epic fantasies, some of which have been reborn as ebooks from Book View Café. She has won the Crawford Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and the Locus Award. In her editorial incarnation, she’s taught novel writing at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, has twice been an instructor at Clarion, and for the past decade has been editing and teaching online. One of her client mss., Linda Nagata’s The Red: First Light,was a finalist for the Nebula Award. She lives in Arizona with an assortment of cats, a blue-eyed spirit dog, and a herd of Lipizzan horses.
Previous Resident Editors: Elizabeth Bear, Liz Bourke, Amal El-Mohtar, C.C. Finlay, Jenni Smith-Gaynor, Susan Marie Groppi, Nalo Hopkinson, James Patrick Kelly, John Klima, Kelly Link, Karin Lowachee, Karen Meisner, and Paul Witcover,.